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How Do I Get a Pentesting Job?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Pentesting

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Penetration testing (pentesting) positions are quickly becoming common in IT job listings across the country. This is especially true in areas like Washington, DC where the high number of government agencies and defense contractors increases the need for effective data defense and the ability to identify potential network weaknesses on-demand.

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The Steps to Becoming a Penetration Tester

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2013 9:35:26 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CEH, Cisco, Online Training, Pentesting, Programming

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https://www.trainace.com/products/ceh-certified-ethical-hacker-training-and-certificationAccording to statistics provided by GO-Gulf.com, the cost of cyber crime will top $100 billion this year. Cyber crime affects 18 victims per second for a total of around 556 million victims per year. Just recently, the FBI warned that cyber attacks have eclipsed domestic terrorism as the primary threat to U.S. security. Penetration testers use their skills to help organizations fix vulnerabilities in their systems. But what are the steps to becoming a penetration tester?

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Spammed and Hacked: How Social Media Can Pose a Security Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2013 5:12:40 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, CEH, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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Social networks are social by design. They mean to foster interaction, to put you in touch in one way or another. Some put you in touch with friends and family. Others put you out there for the whole wide world to see. Some uses are personal. Others are all business. In the end, though, social media platforms are all designed to be easy to access and easy to use. They’re intentionally informal. They’re the last place you’d expect to find classified intelligence or the kind of business secrets that companies diligently guard.

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Look Out IT Job Seekers! Cyber Security is the Field to Join

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2013 3:45:24 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, Salary, CEH, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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As cyber attacks increase in frequency and scandals involving governments hacking into private computers become more commonplace, it's no wonder that one of the most promising fields in the current IT sector would be cyber security. In fact, recent research has indicated that cyber security has grown by more than one hundred percent in the last year. Clearly, anyone seeking a job in the information technology area would do well to start at the first line of defense against hackers.

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Hacked Cars and Hotel Rooms: Time to Rethink Security for a Technological Age

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2013 4:02:44 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, CEH, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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Criminals have been breaking into websites and electronic databases for many years. Although this can result in huge monetary losses, it rarely injures anyone or causes physical damage. However, hackers are gaining more destructive power as manufacturers add network interfaces and microprocessors to mechanical devices. This is a security threat that we cannot afford to ignore.

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A Video on What the CEH Certification Training with TrainACE will do for Your Career – Jobs, Salary, Facts and Figures

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2013 9:43:12 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CEH, Cybersecurity, EC-Council, Information Assurance, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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Most people who are looking in to taking the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification training with us want to know a few key points. The CEH certification is arguably the leading baseline penetration testing certification on the market. Our CEH training class prepares people for a career in the field by offering more hands-on training than any other competitor’s class out there. The class also has a pass rate on the certification exam OVER 99% (yes that’s correct, in the last year, about 550 people took the CEH with us and only 5 failed the exam).  As you probably know, we offer classroom based training as well as online options, both are extremely effective.

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The Most Common Jobs for People Who Hold the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2013 3:45:05 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CEH, Cisco, Cybersecurity, EC-Council, Information Assurance, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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The term "hacker" is often associated with illegal online activity. However, there are hackers who perform 100 percent legal services, which are based on evaluating the information infrastructures of companies. For those who hold the Certified Ethical Hacker certification from the EC-Council, there are several jobs to consider that come with attractive compensation. Some of the most common jobs for hackers holding the CEH certification include computer forensics, incidence response, penetration testing and security analysis. Penetration testing is the most common job for new hackers, but some later advance to become engineers or take on a wider variety of tasks.

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Introducing the FREE CEH Study Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2013 11:03:30 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, CEH, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, EC-Council, Exploits, Information Assurance, Pentesting, threat intelligence, Ethical Hacking

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The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification has become the benchmark for penetration testing certifications. From 2007-2011it became all the rage among the community. More and more hackers fled to the scene and started their careers off by passing the coveted CEH certification exam. There is no question that the CEH is still a highly sought after certification (especially because it was added to the DoD 8570 Directive), but its place in the field has changed. Before, the CEH was a symbol of hacking prowess, dignity, strength, wisdom, reverence, veneration, amazement (OK thats enough)...  Now, it holds its spot firmly as the preeminent baseline or entry-level hacking / penetration testing certification.

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Operation Beebus Attacks Discovered by FireEye

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2013 5:04:53 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, Malware, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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Researchers at security company FireEye have revealed an advanced persistent threat targeting the U.S. defense and aerospace industries and likely originating in China. Named Beebus after an early sample, the campaign's attacks come in continuous waves over time against strategically chosen individuals. According to an unnamed inside source, the Beebus campaign began in early 2012 when FireEye noticed suspicious activity on the systems of some its defense and aerospace clients. Of 261 discovered attacks, 123 targeted unmanned aerial vehicle or systems vendors. The most recent exploit used a Deloitte industry analysis report sent in a weaponized email. Researchers believe that the campaign has so far touched 214 servers with 60 unique IP addresses.

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The Cyber Security Battlefield Grows More Dangerous

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2013 10:42:28 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking

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A huge portion of modern society uses some form of digital technology on a daily basis. Many conveniences on a national and personal level have been made possible due to this technology, but also opens up a Pandora's box of a whole new set of problems as well. The cyber battlefield grows more dangerous as organized hackers and other cyber threatening criminals set out to exploit the conveniences produced by the digital age for their own gain. There is an ongoing challenge, therefore, creating cyber security or defenses to protect the country from attacks; but have, on many occasions, been successfully breached to raise considerable concern even among the most savvy cyber security agencies in the world.

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